Ben Kelly

The Glory of God is man fully alive – St. Irenaeus

Where We serve

FOCUS changed our lives as students at Harvard, where we met our sophomore year. A few years later we got engaged, graduated, and flew to our first FOCUS summer training, all within a matter of 48 hours!! After five amazing years at three different campuses, and three babies later, in Summer of 2022 we moved to Providence, RI, and Ben became a Regional Director. He oversees the teams at Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Bridgewater State, Brown, URI, the Coast Guard Academy, and our “Campus Boston” team working with students around the Archdiocese of Boston. It’s a crazy life! And we couldn’t be more grateful.

Our Story

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Ben oversees 33 missionaries on 8 different teams around New England. Here we are all together at New Staff Training in Lincoln, NE.

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In May 2023, Eliza finished her Master’s in Political Science at Boston College. Ben and the children were the loudest people in the whole auditorium. Our children are Lucy (4), John Paul (3), and Theodore (1).

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us in our five years so far. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We’d be honored to share this mission with you. You can reach Ben at (585) 362-5250, or [email protected].

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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